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Introducing HTML5 (Voices That Matter)
Introducing HTML5 (Voices That Matter)
by Bruce Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.40

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Improvement on an already excellent book, 21 Dec 2011
The first edition of this book was (and still is) an excellent introduction to HTML5. It has only been surpassed as THE best introduction to HTML5 by this, its second edition. Highly recommended.


Introducing HTML 5 (Voices That Matter)
Introducing HTML 5 (Voices That Matter)
by Bruce Lawson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.59

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, informative, descriptive, explanatory and amusing, 6 Sep 2010
If I was to describe this book in five words, the review title says it all.

As an early (but not as early as Bruce or Remy) adopter of HTML5, I know a fair bit about the subject matter but after reading this book I realised how much I didn't know. As well as talking about the well known new features of HTML5 such as video, audio, canvas and forms, Bruce and Remy also delve into such diverse topics as ARIA (for accessibility), data storage, offline applications, the (nasty) drag and drop API and even the geolocation API (even though it's not strictly part of HTML5).

The book is littered with clear explanations and well written, amusing, sometimes weird, coding examples. There is no glossing over the fact that HTML5 is far from perfect, and that the HTML5 specification itself isn't finalised and therefore subject to change but the authors do a great job of keeping the content interesting and fresh.

It's a refreshing and honest approach to a technical book and one I highly recommend to web developers either new to the world of HTML5 or wanting to find out more.


In The Bath: Conquering the Channel in a Piece of Plumbing
In The Bath: Conquering the Channel in a Piece of Plumbing
by Tim FitzHigham
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Belter!, 24 Jun 2008
Having met Tim through a long-time friend of his and seeing what type of character he is, it is no real surprise that he decided to row across the Channel in a bath and then up to Tower Bridge.

That said, the incredible hardships, kindness and disasters he encountered on the way make fantastic reading, especially when seen through the eyes of the Queen's nuttiest subject.

Read this, and you'll feel the ups and downs of Tim's journey, helping him to pull every stroke, swallowing as much sea water as he has, and chatting with the seals like a natural.

Excellent book, excellent read, and well done Tim. A belter.


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